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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Belgium employee-owners work in shifts to brew to life world-class beers. Those efforts are rewarded daily with a shared end-of-shift beer. We’re passing that welcomed occasion onto consumers in this lightly-hopped Shift Pale Lager. From work to play, from bottle to can, from bold and heavy to refreshing and sessionable; Shift salutes the shift in occasion, package and beer. So, go ahead and get your Shift beer, you’ve earned it!
ABV - 5.0; IBU - 29; Calories - 160 (per can); Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade; Malts - Pale, Munich, C-80; OG - 14.3; TG - 2.3


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Drank from the can, got on sale for $6 instead of $9. Aroma is amazingly hoppy, yet light enough to be enjoyed on a hot day after work. Low alcohol also makes it very drinkable. Flavor is much better than most lagers, let alone pale lagers. This beer really exceeded my expectations. If bmc was this good I probably wouldn’t give my bmc drinking friends much shit!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Good macro lager taste. Smooth and crisp with clean finish. Given alcohol and ingredients not good value.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1503) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Bright amber appearance with a large white head and a fair amount of lacing. Subtle aroma of cereal grains with the hops well buried. Modestly sweet taste has a grainy, earthy quality playing off floral, spicy hops. Medium-to-light bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel. Finish is short lived. Decent; definitely more depth than most macro lagers, but lags as a bargain for your buck.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (564) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours an orange gold color with very little head that fades away to nothing quickly. The aroma is malt, bread, and some light hops. The nice is nice and malty, a little sweet, with a little hint of citrus hops. It reminds me of a lighter fat tire. Good beer for a lager.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Aroma: Lots of fruit in the nose. Smells like the same aroma hop addition used in their seasonal ale, Dig. Appearance: Crystal clear and golden in color with appropriate amount of head. Taste: Leans more toward the crisp/dry end of the maltiness spectrum and finishes with an appropriate level of bitterness. Flavor isn’t nearly as fruity as the nose. Palate: light and effervescent which I prefer in a pale lager. Overall: I like this quite a bit. I don’t drink lagers often and this beer will even the balance. The hop aroma is interesting but doesn’t dominate the beer they way that the Nelson Sauvin hops do with Dig and it finishes clean and bitter which makes it a great warm weather sipper.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Well now.....this is interesting. Fizzy yellow, but a bit darker than most PLs. Do I smell hops? Hell yes, I do. And you can taste them. What keeps BMC from making an affordable, every day lager like this?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1019) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a transcendent light copper w/ a nice tan head that slowly fades. Aroma is a little weak but to be expected from a lager. The taste is crisp & smooth. Has a slight bitterness at the finish. Fairly tasty. Good for a warm day in the sun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Can and rated on 5-11-2012. Poured a small white head that mostly diminished, transparent body, one ring of lacing, very little carbonation, and a yellow-golden hue. The Aroma was malty, hints of grain, hints of spices, hints of fruit, and citrus, pine and some floral hops. The Flavor was lightly bitter, malty, lightly grainy, and citrus, pine and floral hops. The Mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied Pale Lager. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer given the style as it was easy to drink and the flavors came together nicely. This beer went great with my pizza and this is a beer that I would drink again and is worth trying.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can at Oley’s pizza.small foamy fine white long lasting head. Transparent weak yellow orange color uncarbonated. Fair lacing. Weak lagerish malty aroma. Weak start tingly finish. Happy malty flavor with a mildly acrid finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4x16 from Tom Thumb. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is light citrus, grain, and grass. Taste is bitter, grainy, and pleasant.


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